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Cardiology is a branch of medicine concerned with the prevention, investigation, therapy of and research into disease involving the cardiovascular system.

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36–44 hours/week
average time worked
$60,200 – $412,168/year
average salary
3 years
min full time
GP sub-specialty
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The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
Cardiology is a branch of medicine concerned with the prevention, investigation, therapy of and research into disease involving the cardiovascular system.
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Entry requirements for Advanced Training in cardiology through RACP:
- Completion of RACP Basic Physician Training, including the RACP Written and Clinical Examinations
- Current Medical registration
- Appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position
Entry requirements for RACP Basic Training:
- Complete a medical degree accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) or Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ);
- Have a general medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia, or a medical registration with a general scope of practice with the MCNZ if applying in New Zealand;
- Have satisfactorily completed at least one intern year (post graduate year one); Be employed by an accredited training hospital or health services (where you will do your Basic Training);
- Discuss your application and receive approval to apply for Basic Training from the hospital (or network) Director of Physician Education (DPE)*. Approval of the DPE is subject to selection processes, training capacity and/or performance of the prospective trainee.

For more details visit: college website.
New trainees need to ensure they meet the entry requirements in the Cardiology (Adult Medicine or Paediatrics) 2017-18 Handbook to apply to start Advanced Training.
New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year.
For more information visit https://www.racp.edu.au/trainees/advanced-training/advanced-training-programs/cardiology
NB: Registration with the RACP does not mean that you are automatically on a training network and you should refer to the state-based websites regarding employment.
$60,200 – $412,168
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Physician Readiness for Expert Practice (PREP) program offers training programs in 33 medical specialties.
PREP basic training fees:
Registration (annual): $3,426 x three years
Written examination: $1,820 one year
Clinical examination: $2,723
Advanced training fees (annual): $3,426 x three years For more information visit https://www.racp.edu.au/become-a-physician/membership-fees
$4,543 basic training + advanced training (enquire with RACP)
Time-based requirements - Training time and rotations
Purpose:To ensure adequate time for trainees to gain necessary learning experiences across a range of relevant rotations.

Total training time: 3 years (36 months (FTE))

Training rotations: A minimum of 36 months must be spent in accredited core clinical training positions.

Training time in Australia/New Zealand: At least 24 months of Advanced Training in Cardiology must be undertaken in Australia and/or New Zealand. This is to ensure that trainees receive adequate exposure to local practices and health services.

Other requirements: It is strongly recommended that trainees complete their Advanced Training at more than one training site.
Applications to commence training close in February (or August for mid-year applications).
Advanced training

NB: Salary figures, working hours, undersubscribed and oversubscribed can vary greatly depending on various factors including but not limited to geographic location, private or public practice. MedVersus provides an Australia wide overview. For information specific to your needs we encourage you to discuss further with the relevant colleges/associations. For feedback/information to keep the site up to date please contact us by email: media@gptq.qld.edu.au

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